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Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation: Live Virtual Architecture Tour: Penn-Liberty Cultural District

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Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

Live Virtual Architecture Tour: Penn-Liberty Cultural District

January 21, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30

The Penn-Liberty corridor in Downtown Pittsburgh is one of the best-preserved and most-intact surviving portions of the Golden Triangle’s turn-of-the-20th-century retail and commercial district. Featuring numerous excellent examples of the Richardsonian Romanesque by local architects as well as sturdy, handsome structures designed by an owner working only with a builder, the district comprises a remarkable collection of historic buildings. This tour focuses on a14-block area within the district that the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has transformed since 1984 from an area of derelict and underused buildings to a singular agglomeration of venues for the performing and visual arts. The Penn-Liberty Cultural District tour highlights historic preservation’s power to re-define and remake neighborhoods.

This live virtual tour will be held via Zoom Conference. Purchase a ticket below, and you will receive an e-mail with a link to Zoom at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the tourPlease login 15 minutes before the tour’s scheduled start to ensure that it begins on time.

Link to this virtual tour: https://phlf.org/event/live-virtual-architecture-tour-penn-liberty-cultural-district/

Live Virtual Architecture Tour: Grant Street, 4TH to 6TH Avenues

January 27, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

In 2012, the American Planning Association designated Grant Street one of America’s Ten Great Streets for its exceptional architectural character, mix of historic landmarks and modern skyscrapers, diversity of uses, tree-lined median, and “coherence and beauty.” Extending from the Monongahela River to Liberty Avenue, Grant Street is indeed Downtown’s grand civic boulevard. This tour focuses on the section from 4th to 6th Avenues and takes in exceptional works by Henry Hobson Richardson, Frederick Osterling, Henry Hornbostel, Rafael Guastavino, and Daniel Burnham. It also provides a primer on Pittsburgh’s history from 1758 to the early 20th century, and reveals Henry Clay Frick’s enormous influence on this section of Grant Street.

This live virtual tour will be held via Zoom Conference. Purchase a ticket below, and you will receive an e-mail with a link to Zoom at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the tourPlease login 15 minutes before the tour’s scheduled start to ensure that it begins on time.

Link to this virtual tour: https://phlf.org/event/live-virtual-architecture-tour-grant-street-4th-to-6th-avenues/

 Fallingwater: Preserving A World Heritage Landmark

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

In 2019, Fallingwater, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most widely acclaimed works, which best exemplifies his philosophy of organic architecture, along with seven other Wright structures, was designated a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site. In this lecture, Scott Perkins, Director of Preservation and Collections at Fallingwater, will discuss current and upcoming preservation projects at Fallingwater, located in the Laurel Highlands in Fayette County, about 70 miles east of Pittsburgh. He will also share recent acquisitions to the Fallingwater collection and introduce the site’s 2021 exhibition architect Joseph Urban’s design for Kaufman’s Department Store.

This lecture will be held via Zoom Conference. Click here purchase a ticket for your household. You will receive a login e-mail at 5:00 p.m. on January 28. (Don’t see an e-mail, be sure to check your Spam/Junk folders.) Please login at 5:45 p.m.to allow us enough time to let you into the lecture.

Link to this lecture: https://phlf.org/event/fallingwater-preserving-a-world-heritage-landmark/

The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (PHLF), was founded in 1964 by a group of citizens who passionately believed that historic preservation, rather than massive demolition, could be a tool for renewing communities, creating pride among residents, and achieving sustainable economic development.

Link to website: https://phlf.org

Image Credit: phlf.org

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